We’re all for social justice… but this is a bit much.
Whether you live in America or a galaxy far, far away, chances are you’ve heard the news Carrie Fisher passed away at age 60 on Tuesday following her mid-flight cardiac arrest over the weekend.
Unfortunately, the already devastating news got even more heartbreaking on Wednesday when Carrie’s mom Debbie Reynolds died from a stroke.
But some people seemed to take out their frustration over Carrie’s passing on one of her most famous mourners: Steve Martin.
As you may have seen, Steve was one of dozens of celebs who took to Twitter to honor the iconic actress after her sudden passing.
However, the comedian’s tribute to Carrie was overshadowed by people calling his tweet sexist. In fact, the Roxanne actor was hit so hard, he actually deleted the post entirely on Thursday!
Ch-ch-check out Steve’s “sexist” tweet for yourself (below)!!!
THAT was the tweet people found offensive??
Apparently. Someone even wrote an article decrying Martin’s tribute as reducing the Star Wars star to “a wet dream for prepubescent men.”
Steve Martin's tweet about Carrie Fisher is extremely bad https://t.co/if7QV6Ow3b
— The Cut (@TheCut) December 27, 2016
https://t.co/unbXracFlM Something for men on social media to consider before honoring her by talking about all the boners she gave you.
— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) December 28, 2016
Wow. It’s like they didn’t even bother to read the full 140 characters to get to the part where he said she was “witty and bright.”
If he really had been just boiling down her accomplishments to looking good in a gold bikini, that obviously would be an awful sentiment, worthy of reproach.
But this was someone who knew her personally, intimately in fact — Carrie once revealed they had slept together during the Star Wars days — briefly describing his evolving feelings for the one-of-a-kind talent.
Thankfully, many came to Martin’s defense:
. @SteveMartinToGo 4 the record. Anyone with a brain understood the intention of your tweet. ✌️️
— Michael Cudlitz (@Cudlitz) December 29, 2016
People are ridiculous w/ the backlash over @SteveMartinToGo tweet. You're allowed to find someone attractive before judging other qualities.
— (((Cass Lynch))) (@cassadylynch) December 29, 2016
I'm going to be pissed off all day because people bullied Steve Martin into deleting a tweet about his friend, Carrie Fisher.
— New Years Desolation (@BloatedCarcass) December 28, 2016
We wish those who made Steve feel the need to delete his tribute had stopped to consider the man actually knew Carrie and her sense of humor.
Did U find Steve Martin’s Carrie Fisher tribute sexist??
[Image via NBC and itv.]